Modern FNM Udine

March 25 2016

The banhammer hadn’t hit yet, so I played the exact 75 I did in Bologna:

4 Arcbound Ravager
4 Master of Etherium
3 Memnite
4 Ornithopter
4 Signal Pest
1 Spellskite
4 Steel Overseer
4 Vault Skirge
1 Thoughtcast
1 Galvanic Blast
1 Ensoul Artifact
4 Cranial Plating
4 Mox Opal
4 Springleaf Drum
4 Darksteel Citadel
4 Blinkmoth Nexus
4 Glimmervoid
4 Inkmoth Nexus
1 Island

2 Thoughtseize
2 Ancient Grudge
2 Ghirapur AEther Grid
2 Etched Champion
1 Dismember
1 Grafdigger's Cage
1 Gut Shot
1 Stubborn Denial
1 Whipflare
1 Ensnaring Bridge
1 Spellskite

The FNM was very small, just 8 players. The LGS owner decided for 3 rounds + Top 4 to let people play a bit more.

Round 1 • Jund 2-0

I (slowly) beat him with a Vault Skirge and whatever was not immediately taken down by his removal spells. He went down to 2, then it became a race against [Kalitas](card:Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet]’s lifelink which was ended in my favor by a [Cranial Plating]. In Game 2 I gloriously countered a 4th turn Damnation with my single copy of Stubborn Denial and then won very quickly.


Round 2 • UB Processor Eldrazi 2-0

I mulliganed to 6, I remember having a slow but decent hand. My opponent apparently kept something like 6 lands because he played literally no threats, and my creatures in play were not impressed by his copies of [Thoughtseize](card:Thoughtseize] and Inquisition of Kozilek. Game 2 he found no answers to an early Master of Etherium, which he chump blocked until death.


Round 3 • ID 0-0

Intentional draw to get the best seed in top 4.


Semifinal • Infect 2-0

My opponent mulliganed aggressively to find a hand faster than mine, but was punished by that because he went down to 4 cards and lost. Game 2 was a race between his unblockable blue guy and my fliers, at some point he had a chance to win by topdecking another pump spell, it did not happen and was beaten down by several Ornithopters.


Final & GB Processor Eldrazi 2-0

In Game 1 my robot army was decimated by multiple Dismembers but my opponent was forced to pay life to cast them, putting him in a spot vulnerable to burst damage that I sneaked in with a Cranial Plating. In game 2 I had a slow starting 7, sent it back only to get 6 cards with no lands. Sent them back again to draw: Mox Opal, Memnite, Darksteel Citadel, Steel Overseer, Master of Etherium. I had two draws to find a land, I drew a Glimmervoid on the first turn and played all my stuff. On the second turn I activated the Overseer to put Master of Etherium out of Dismember range, which in a couple of turns won me the tournament.


I never went below 14 life in the whole tournament, which does not mean anything but still is a pretty cool stat.

I play Modern and Limited in the area around Zurich, Switzerland. My MTGO username is: `ioctl`.